Free tickets to The National Equine Show for H&H readers – meet Charlotte Dujardin and other top names, plus shopping galore

The National Equine Show takes place for the second time on 2-3 March, a shopping extravaganza for riders, with talks from the likes of Charlotte Dujardin and Gemma Stevens

  • The National Equine Show takes place for the second time on 2-3 March 2024 at the NEC, Birmingham, with the doors open from 9am to 5pm on Saturday and 9am-4pm on Sunday. The National Equine Show is a shopping extravaganza, which also has stages featuring guest speakers and special guests including Olympic gold medallist Charlotte Dujardin and equestrian influencer Esme Higgs (This Esme).

    Tickets cost from £12 for one day, or £20 for the weekend, with VIP options available for £60. Horse & Hound has 250 free weekend passes to give away, so to grabs yours while you can by entering the code HORSE&HOUND at checkout – click here to register your free pass now, while stocks last. Or if you miss out of these freebies, you can buy tickets here.

    As well as having more than 135 tradestands, enabling visitors to shop under cover, the show has guest speakers and panel discussions taking place throughout the event – think Horse of the Year Show minus the competition element. If you’re after bumper equestrian shopping and want to see some of your heroes off their horses, then this is the show for you.

    When it comes to guest speakers, the show has 26 lined up, including some particularly great ones in addition to Charlotte – such as five-star event rider and burgeoning showjumper Gemma Stevens, Paralympic gold medallist Natasha Baker, and popular showjumper Geoff Billington.

    As for shopping, brands to enjoy browsing and buying from include Bliss of London, Bloomfields Horseboxes, Charles Owen, Equidry, Flying Changes and Joshua Jones to name just a few. To find out more about the brands exhibiting, and all the guest speakers, visit the The National Equine Show’s website.

    There are two halls – the main hall and market hall. In the main hall you will find those 135 tradestands showcasing the latest season’s kit, plus fitting rooms and personal shopper experiences available. The smaller market hall area includes high-end, discounted products from the previous season.

    Visitors will also find interactive experiences on site, including the EqueSoul Fitness Rider Wellness Zone ft. Ice Bath Co, The PolyJumps Eventer Experience and SJB Performance Training Dressage Simulator.

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